Some articles on fiber, fiber supports:
... Fiber with a core diameter less than about ten times the wavelength of the propagating light cannot be modeled using geometric optics ... behaviors such as speckle that occur when coherent light propagates in multi-mode fiber ... As an optical waveguide, the fiber supports one or more confined transverse modes by which light can propagate along the fiber ...
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